X-Ray Vision vs. Invisibility is a body of work about the phenomenological effects of vision technologies on the perception migrants and refugees being smuggled in cargo trucks across international borders. Cyanotype is used to remediate appropriated images taken using a backscatter x-ray machine. This translation is intended to expose how new vision technologies recycle Cartesian modes of viewing and in so doing reinforce a neocolonial worldview historically embedded in digital imaging. The historical uses of cyanotype in both taxonomy and the reproduction of architectural plans resonates with the authoritative elevation-like imagery that the backscatter machine produces, images that reveal a jarring tension between the rationalized mechanical grid of the trucks and the fragile bodies of their human cargo.